2511 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
The Council on American Islamic Relations of Minnesota will be hosting an in-house training on August 9th for people who work in education. The training will prepare you as an educator in your interactions and work with Muslims. Whether you want to learn about Muslim holidays or how Islamophobic bullying is on the rise, this training will give you the background, tools, and space to explore some of the questions or concerns you may have.
This training will consist of two presentations along with a Somali lunch. The schedule of the day is as follows, with further descriptions of each session listed below:
Working Effectively with Muslim Students and Parents
Understanding Islamophobia and Bullying: What you can do
How to Work Effectively with Muslim Students and Parents
An interactive exercise gauges where the audience is in their understanding of the religion, and basic beliefs and practices. This session then highlights Muslim demographics worldwide, in the United States and in Minnesota. This session includes an in-depth explanation of the religion and cultural norms, including keywords, holidays, and customs held in Muslim culture. This session with conclude with a discussion of how Muslims practice their beliefs, emphasizing the continuum of diversity of practice within the religion, and how you can best accomodate your students, their parents, or colleagues.
Understanding Islamophobia and Bullying
This session will consist of an explanation of what is Islamophobia? Factors and actors behind Islamophobia, and how it relates to historic roots of Religious intolerance. This session will also look at how groups are organizing against Muslims, including speakers touring Minnesota spreading hate, the current climate in Minnesota, and incidents of hate crimes. This session will speak generally about how Islamophobia currently exists in our state and country while focusing specifically on the ways it's showed up in schools and the devastating impact it's had. Stories will be shared and as suggestions for how best to support your Muslim students and their families.
*For groups or individuals unable to pay the full amount OR for groups looking for group discounts, please contact us directly at email@example.com. Please note tickets are on a sliding scale, pay what you can basis of $5-$15.
Details for day-of:
CAIR-MN is housed inside Bethany Church. Free on-street parking is available as well as limited space in the lot on the Eastern side of Bethany (near 26th). To gain entry go to the E Franklin Ave door on the Western side of the building (closer to 25th). Here you will find a doorbell and someone to let you in! Please call with any questions.
The parking lot is on the other side of the building from the main entrance. All entrances have 5-9 stairs. The main bathroom has one step.
Please reach out to organizer if there are any dietary resitrictions we should be aware of.
The mission of CAIR is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.